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But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. James 1:22 AMP

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The ComPASSION of The Christ

Then I proclaimed a fast there, at the river Ahava, that we might humble ourselves before our God to seek from Him a straight and right way for us, our little ones, and all our possessions. Ezra 8:21 AMP

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4th Ezra Chapter 8 Chapter 9 The ComPASSION of The Christ

Memory Verses: Then we departed from the river of Ahava on the twelfth day of the first month, to go unto Jerusalem: and the hand of our God was upon us, and he delivered us from the hand of the enemy, and of such as lay in wait by the way. Ezra 8:31  |  O LORD God of Israel, thou art righteous: for we remain yet escaped, as it is this day: behold, we are before thee in our trespasses: for we cannot stand before thee because of this. Ezra 9:15  |  [It is of] the LORD’S mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. Lamentations 3:22

In Christ we have witness of the very nature of God our Heavenly Father. Jesus is the epitome of His holy character and feeling toward us. It is a comfort always to understand and experience in this life, what is the love of God – that which He manifests through other people as well as His divine presence.

Yet we must recall in His tender mercies, that He is a teaching father; a good example; who would not have us ignorant, nor failing in following after Him. Therefore, He will intervene when we stray from His lightened path.

For whom the LORD loveth he correcteth; even as a father the son [in whom] he delighteth. Proverbs 3:12

When we take His mercy for granted, we step out from the covering of His shadow (Psalm 91:1) – which is able to hide us from the very presence of evil. But how many times have we done what is unworthy of His grace toward us? Were it not for mercy; had we not a Savior; where would we be? May we thank Continually for His mercy toward us, without which we could have no hope of resurrection. Now are we who trust in Him the author and finisher of our faith (Hebrews 12:2), blessed with every spiritual blessing (Ephesians 1:3), made possible by the compassion of Christ, who got what we deserved (Isaiah 53:5) – and that not by force, but by choice. His life could not be taken from Him, but He gave it away.

46 And said to them, Thus it is written that the Christ (the Messiah) should suffer and on the third day rise from ([a] among) the dead, 47 And that repentance [with a view to and as the condition of] forgiveness of sins should be preached in His name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem. Luke 24:46-47 AMP

What is your testimony? Though we may tell of God’s goodness a thousand times, it is not enough. For this is the meat whereby we overcome. And that which fills our belly can not be compared to that which nourishes our souls.

He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God. Revelation 2:7  |  He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; He that overcometh shall not be hurt of the second death. Revelation 2:11  |  He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth it. Revelation 2:17  |  26 And he that overcometh, and keepeth my works unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations: 27 And he shall rule them with a rod of iron; as the vessels of a potter shall they be broken to shivers: even as I received of my Father. 28 And I will give him the morning star. 29 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches. Revelation 2:26-29

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